DevOps and how it can help
What is Devops? Some might say that it’s an oversimplification of the software development and IT operations process, while others would call it an entirely new way of viewing and working with development, QA, and IT operations teams. Whatever your definition of Devops may be, it certainly hasn’t been around for very long, which makes it all the more exciting to discuss in detail!
What is devops?
DevOps is a term used to describe a collaboration of development (dev) and operations (ops) team members, with both sides focusing on their particular strengths. DevOps emphasizes communication, collaboration, integration, automation and sharing in order to solve problems faster. By blending these two skill sets, developers are better able to create applications that meet business requirements. Operations teams are better able to make sure applications run smoothly as new features come online or when incidents occur. The result? A more successful application lifecycle management strategy that leads to better customer satisfaction, increased revenue and lower costs for your organization. But many companies struggle with implementing DevOps successfully because they think it requires expensive tools or complicated processes.
The evolution of devops
DevOps is a relatively new software development methodology that’s gaining in popularity. It combines traditional operations tasks (software deployment, management, monitoring, etc.) with software development practices. This has many benefits for both developers and operations specialists—but also presents some challenges. If you’re considering adopting devops or just curious about what it is, read on to learn more about its evolution to date. We’ll look at how devops relates to other approaches, where it came from, why it exists and even where it might be going next. At each stage we’ll consider any common problems as well as unique opportunities these technologies provide. Along the way we will touch on relevant best practices from both an engineering standpoint as well as a business point of view. And finally we will consider whether all of these different but related options still make sense given recent advances in modern cloud computing and SaaS app stacks.
A Day in the Life
In DevOps, we don’t have job titles. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to wear pants though. You might think: I know what I do, I get paid for it, and that should be enough. Not in a DevOps organization where teams rely on each other to deliver business value quickly. What does dev mean? What does ops mean? Who does what, who knows about what?
What do devops do?
DevOps, short for development operations is a software methodology used by companies to keep their development teams in sync with IT teams. DevOps isn’t just about automating deployments (although there are tools for that), but about creating a sustainable ecosystem where developers and IT work together to provide more value faster.
Getting Started with DevOps
If you’re new to DevOps, one of your first steps should be to familiarize yourself with at least a few of its major tools. Not only will it be easier for your team to understand what you’re trying to accomplish if they have experience with key terminology, but it also helps alleviate some pressure off them because instead of learning about DevOps from scratch, they can get started by picking up on concepts they already know.